The Philippine Azkals will play their final game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers/AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday, March 29, at the historic Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila City.
The Philippine Football Federation released the final line-up of the team that will face the Korea DPR Men’s National Football team in their last game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup-AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers. Making up the Azkals team are:
|AGUINALDO, Amani Manuel||Global FC|
|ARISTORENAS, Jorrel Zachary||Loyola Meralco Sparks FC|
|BAHADORAN, Misagh||Global FC|
|CLARINO, Mario Javier||Global FC|
|DANIELS, Kenshiro Michael||Kaya FC|
|DEL ROSARIO, Dominic Liam||Kaya FC|
|DEYTO, Patrick Phillip||Global FC|
|ETHERIDGE, Neil Leonard||Walsall FC|
|GADIA, Daniel||Loyola Meralco Sparks FC|
|GUIRADO, Juan Luis||Ceres-La Salle FC|
|MULLER, Roland||Servette FC|
|OTT, Manuel||Ceres-La Salle FC|
|PATIÑO, Javier||Henan Jianye FC|
|RAMSAY, Iain||Tractorsazi FC|
|REICHELT, Patrick||Ceres-La Salle FC|
|ROTA, Simone||Stallion FC|
|SATO, Daisuke||Global FC|
|STEUBLE, Martin Markus||Ceres-La Salle FC|
|TANTON, Miguel||Kaya FC|
|TRIGO, Tomas Angel||Loyola Meralco Sparks FC|
|VILLANUEVA, Dennis||Global FC|
|WOODLAND, Luke||Free Agent|
|YOUNGHUSBAND, James Joseph||Loyola Meralco Sparks FC|
Notably absent are Phil Younghusband, Stephan Schrock, Kevin Ingreso, and OJ Porteria. Younghusband, Schrock, and Ingreso are all out due to injuries while Porteria is suspended for one game due to a red card he received during the ninth minute of their away game against Uzbekistan.
The team with the accompanying officials arrived in Manila last night, Saturday, 26 March 2016, from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Philippines vs. DPR Korea match will be the ultimate game of both teams under the joint 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia–Asian Qualifiers/AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers (Round 2).